Date: August 5, 2011
Source: Solid Waste Management Association of North America
Next week's Wastecon, hosted by the Solid Waste Management Association of North America (SWANA) will feature its inaugural Waste Conversion Technologies (WCT) Showcase to focus on newly emerging technologies for recovering energy or products from solid waste, including gasification, pyrolysis, plasma arc and anaerobic digestion technologies. Kicking it off will be a keynote address by Jonathan Silver, Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office. The showcase is intended to help the public sector solid waste manager to better understand how to assess, purchase and implement the technologies, including siting and engaging the community. The showcase will include a WCT pavilion within Wastecon and feature a separate track of technical sessions to focus on WCT technologies and their associated planning and implementation issues.
To learn more, visit: www.wastecon.org/wct.cfm.
July 27, 2011
Jonathan Silver to Give Keynote Address at the Inaugural Waste Conversion Technologies Showcase at WASTECON
Silver Spring, MD - Mr. Jonathan Silver, Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office, will give the keynote address for SWANA's Waste Conversion Technologies Showcase, on August 23, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.
Named Executive Director of the U.S. DOE's Loan Programs Office in November 2009, Mr. Silver leads the Obama Administration's $70 billion dollar investment program in alternative energy, financing a wide range of solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, fossil and nuclear energy projects. He also heads the government's $20 billion investment program in advanced automotive technology.
"We are very pleased that Mr. Silver will be addressing this inaugural SWANA event" said John H. Skinner Ph.D. SWANA Executive Director and CEO. "His remarks will provide technology developers and local government agencies with valuable information about the availability of Federal financial assistance for waste conversion technologies," Skinner added.
As Executive Director, Mr. Silver is responsible for the agency's strategic direction, and oversees all of its transactions. He frequently represents the agency before Congress and in public forums. In 2010, Silver was named one of the country's top ten "influencers" in the green tech industry. Transactions overseen by Mr. Silver have twice been named "Deal of the Year," and one was nominated for "Deal of the Decade" by leading trade publications.
SWANA's inaugural Waste Conversion Technologies Showcase will be held as part of its annual WASTECON® conference in Nashville, TN, August 23-25, 2011. Featuring industry-experts on the topic, the Waste Conversion Technologies Sessions will feature newly emerging technologies for recovering energy or products from solid waste, including gasification, pyrolysis, plasma arc and anaerobic digestion technologies.
For more information and to view the entire Waste Conversion Technologies Showcase Technical Session Schedule, please visit www.wastecon.org.
For nearly 50 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America, SWANA, has been the leading professional association in the solid waste management field. SWANA's mission is "to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste." SWANA serves nearly 8,000 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.
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